About us

2018 has brought exciting times to Granite City Car Hire. Tallulah was sold to make way for Tallulah Too. German manufactured in Volkswagen Hanover factory in 1966 and delivered new to San Antonio USA prior to life in another dry state of Texas before moving to the UK. She is the very sought after Holly Grail of VW’s, 21 window Delux ‘’Samba’’ Microbus. She is a walk through model which allows access to front cab from rear. Being a Samba she has a fully retractable sun roof.

Scottish Vows Winner

Thoroughly delighted to have won Scottish Vows 2018 for best in class Wedding Transport for all of Scotland. Faced some stiff competition so a real honour to be taking this prestigious award home!

Scottish Vows Nominee

Honoured to be nominated as a finalist for Scottish Vows 2018 under Wedding Transport. Granite City Car Hire have been finalists for 3 consecutive years! 2016, 2017 and now 2018 which we are extremely proud of. Scottish Vows Awards are now in their 14th year and covers the whole of Scotland for wedding suppliers. Votes are cast by previous Brides and Grooms which is a clear indicator of.

Top Tier

Delighted to be nominated as a finalist for Top Tier Wedding Awards 2018 as Transport Provider. Top Tier Awards are now in their 2nd year and cover suppliers from the North of Scotland with finalists voted by previous Bride and Grooms.


Granite City Car hire were also finalist as Wedding Transport at Confetti Awards 2017. Confetti Awards cover the entire Scotland and was a pleasure

We made it…

On the cover of Camper & Commercial November 2018 issue.

100% Bare Metal Restoration

Tallualh Too had a full nut and bolt restoration by the best in the business IRVS VW Restoration and completed in early summer of 2018.

She is painted in the most sought after VW 1960’s period correct colour of mouse grey and pearl white. She also went under a full mechanical overhaul which included restoring the original 1500 aircooled engine.

Airterios handmade the interior with L-Shape seating complete with rusty Lee Rock N’ Roll bench and buddy seat allowing up to 5 passengers in rear and an option of another passenger in front cab. Flooring completed with OAK laminate with an added touch of LED lights. Hertz surround sound Bluetooth stereo fitted to allow optional music with cigarette and USB charging points. The interior also has an option for a pull out fridge to be added at a later date.

A special thank you to IRV’s Restoration, Airteriors and Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers to make our dream a reality. They are all specialist in their field and we would highly recommend. They all worked to their timelines to ensure our Samba was restored to the scheduled date and ready for 2018 wedding season!

Upholstery Auto Trimmers

Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers completed the upholstery. With this Samba being restored for the Scottish Wedding scene we wanted to add Harris Tweed to the interior which had never been done before.

Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers certainly delivered! The seat upholstery was finished  in taupe leatherette with the door cards, cushions and curtains finished with Harris Tweed.  Original new perforated headliner was fitted complete with a new canvas sliding sunroof.